The city of Detroit is offering about 200 free and reduced price homes to police officers living outside the city limits in attempt to revitalize the city.
Detroit is seeing a housing crisis that was sparked by a huge decline in the population. The city’s population decreased 25% in the past decade, according to Census Bureau.
Nation columnist and MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry, said because Detroit is a city that’s struggling in a lot of ways, this brilliant program. “Police officers are valuable in our communities. We want to get them into our communities,” she said.